Francis Lochoro, the Lorengecora Town Council LC 3 chairperson, led the team that apprehended Mosing and his associates while selling the stolen cows in Ongerepo village on September 17th. The stolen animals were successfully recovered.
Simon Peter Mosing, the
founder of the Church of Christ in Lorengecora Town Council, is currently on
the run for the alleged theft of cattle to finance the construction of his church.
Pastor Mosing went into hiding on September 17th, 2023 when he was found
selling the stolen cattle in Ongerepo village, Okulunyo sub-county, Katakwi
The pastor, along with some
church members, reportedly raided cattle belonging to Etuko Akol of Kaitakomoi
village in Lorengecora sub-county on September 16th, 2023. Achop
Lomongin, one of the suspects, confessed that their motive was to steal cows
and sell them to generate funds for constructing a permanent church building.
Francis Lochoro, the Lorengecora
Town Council LC 3 chairperson, led the team that apprehended Mosing and his
associates while selling the stolen cows in Ongerepo village on September 17th.
The stolen animals were successfully recovered.
However, on his way home at
around 8:00 PM, Mosing ambushed Lochoro and attempted to shoot him three
times, but the shots did not cause any harm.
Lochoro said the community
responded swiftly upon hearing the gunshots, prompting the suspect to drop his
weapon and escape before being arrested.
Lochoro further revealed that the pastor had a history of involvement in cattle raids, but he had supposedly
reformed and became a pastor after his father was killed during a raid in Teso some years ago.
//Cue in: "Mosing Simon Peter…….
"........they deceived them,’’//
Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto
Regional Police Spokesperson, confirmed the incident, stating that joint
security forces have initiated investigations. One suspect is currently in
custody at the UPDF military detachment, aiding in the effort to uncover more
details about their cattle-raiding mission.
Longole emphasized that the
preliminary report suggests the duo stole cows from grazing areas while the
animals were under the care of children.
"As security, we are
aware that a pastor was behind this, and we have launched a manhunt for him.
Once apprehended, he will face charges regardless of his affiliation,"